Dr Ben Wilkie

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer In Australian Studies, Ecdf

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SHSS Arts & Ed

Campus

Warrnambool Campus

Contact

ben.wilkie@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 556 33186

Biography

Dr Benjamin Wilkie lectures in Australian Studies and is an Early Career Development Fellow at Deakin University's Warrnambool campus. He is also a member of the Alfred Deakin Institute. Ben's research interests include histories of the Australian environment and landscape, and histories of the Scottish diaspora in Australia.

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Research interests

Ben is currently researching and writing a new cultural and environmental history of the Grampians-Gariwerd national park for CSIRO Publishing. He is also investigating the environmental legacies of war on the Australian home front during the twentieth century.

Ben's research has also focused on Scotland, Australia, and the British Empire from the late-18th to the early-20th century. His forthcoming book for Boydell & Brewer is The Scots in Australia 1788-1938.

Affiliations

Australian & New Zealand Environmental History Network

Australian Historical Association

Australian Modern British History Network

American Society for Environmental History: Environment & War Group

Teaching interests

Ben's teaching in Deakin's Australian Studies programme encompasses Australian social, cultural, and environmental history, immigration and demography, the legacies of imperialism and colonialism, and histories of Australia at war in the twentieth century. He has previously taught across urban studies, contemporary global history, and in politics and policy studies.

Units taught

AIA106 - Sex, Race, and Australia's People
AIA105 - Visions of Australia: Time and Space From 1700 to 2010
AIA104 - Australian Identities: Indigenous and Multicultural
AIA200 - Indigenous Australians in the 20th Century
AIH238 - Australia and the Two World Wars
AIP230 - Understanding Public Policy
AIP247 - Media and Politics
AIX160 - Introduction to University Study


 

Conferences

Wilkie B 2016, 'Australian environments in war and peace: Toward an environmental history of Australia's defence estate', Australian Historical Association Conference, Ballarat (Forthcoming).

Wilkie, B 2014 'Sites of Scottish memory and identity: a survey of monuments and memorials in Australia', paper presented at the Scottish Australia Symposium, Federation University, Ballarat, 2014.

Prentis, M and B Wilkie 2012, '"Coming lonely to the land" or "crawlers round the bardie's name": memorials to Robert Burns in Australia', paper presented at the Australian Historical Association Conference, Adelaide.

Wilkie, B 2011, ' Empire, identity, and the Australian Scottish delegation of 1928', paper presented at the Australian Historical Association Conference, Launceston.

Research groups

Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation: Heritage, Indigeneity, and Sustainability Group

Awards

Deakin University - Faculty Commendation for Teaching Excellence: Team Teaching, 2015

Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 2013

Monash Graduate Institute of Research - Postgraduate Publications Award, 2013.

Australian Postgraduate Award, 2010-2013

Publications

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2017

The Scots in Australia, 1788-1938

B Wilkie

(2017), Woodbridge, Eng, A1

book

Family networks and the Australian pastoral industry: a case study of the Port Phillip District and Victoria in the late nineteenth century

B Wilkie

(2017), Vol. 91, pp. 78-95, Agricultural history, Berkeley, Calif., C1

journal
2016

Lairds of suburbia: Scottish migrant settlement and housing in Australian cities, 1880-1930

B Wilkie

(2016), Vol. 36, pp. 81-102, Journal of Scottish historical studies, Edinburgh, U.K., C1

journal

Landscapes of the dead: history and memory in a distant field of murder

B Wilkie

(2016), pp. 1-6, Meanjin quarterly, Carlton, Vic., C1

journal
2015

Popular imperialism, Scottish identity, and William Wallace in an Australian colonial city

B Wilkie

(2015), pp. 135-152, Études écossaises, Grenoble, France, C1

journal

Space, commemoration, and iconography: Scottish monuments and memorials in Australia

B Wilkie

(2015), pp. 157-165, Scots under the Southern Cross, Ballarat, Vic., B1

chapter
2014

Warriors of empire: popular imperialism and the Victorian Scottish Regiment, 1898-1938

B Wilkie

(2014), Vol. 85, pp. 73-96, Victorian historical journal, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal
2013

Scottish workers and radicals in early twentieth century Australia

B Wilkie

(2013), Vol. 48, pp. 74-94, Scottish Labour History, Edinburgh, Scotland, C1-1

journal

Scottish identity in stone: statues of Robert Burns and William Wallace in 19th century Ballarat

B Wilkie

(2013), Vol. 84, pp. 279-302, Victorian Historical Journal, C1-1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

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Supervisions

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